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Center for Integrative Spatial Research ➚ | ISB 450

CISR is focused on integrating state-of-of-the-art spatial technology and methods (geographic information systems, global positioning systems, remote sensing, spatial modeling/statistics) with pressing interdisciplinary research and fostering cross-domain cooperation in the application of these tools.

CISR manages both a research and teaching facility specializing in state-of-the-art spatial technology, software applications, and data. The Center also includes hardware and software for image processing and geospatial analysis, as well as a wide array of ancillary and supporting equipment.

Center for Statistical Analysis in the Social Sciences ➚ | First floor of Social Sciences 2 

CSASS provides statistical and methodological support to the research missions of all departments within the Division of Social Sciences by providing free statistical consulting and quantitative training workshops.

Data Science Initiative ➚

A new Center of Excellence in Data Science Research will develop new foundational research in data-driven discovery and decision making and provide a forum for researchers in industry and academia to exchange ideas and develop practical solutions to data science challenges.

Digital Humanities Research Cluster ➚

The Digital Humanities Research Cluster, supported by the Institute for Humanities Research, is a community of Faculty, Students, and Staff engaged in using technology to define new modes of research, analysis, publication, teaching and learning.

We host both regular and special events, including a lecture series, hands-on workshops, and reading groups. Join our mailing list ➚ to learn more.

ITS: Support and Services ➚

Resources for using technology on campus. Look here for Instructional and Research Support services. You can also find Best Practices for Accessibility, Fair Use, and IRB.

FITC ➚(Faculty Instructional Technology Center)
1330 McHenry Library | Take the South Elevator or stairs to the first floor

This suite offers instructors, graduate students and support staff a collection of related services and flexible spaces supporting instructional technologies, innovations in teaching and collaboration while supporting instructor’s ability to imagine and develop innovative, accessible course materials. 

HYBRID and ONLINE LEARNING ➚

Interested in creating new modes of teaching and connecting with students? The Office of Academic Affairs is committed to supporting the development of new Hybrid and Online Learning opportunities.

The primary goal for the use of technology for teaching at UCSC is to improve student learning. Hybrid and online courses offer the possibility of more engaging learning experiences, more interaction among students and instructors, increased student success, and greater access to information.